Hemoglobin levels and skeletal muscle: results from the InCHIANTI study.

@article{Cesari2004HemoglobinLA,
  title={Hemoglobin levels and skeletal muscle: results from the InCHIANTI study.},
  author={Matteo Cesari and Brenda W. J. H. Penninx and Fulvio Lauretani and Cosimo Roberto Russo and Christy S Carter and Stefania Bandinelli and Hal Atkinson and Graziano Onder and Marco Pahor and Luigi Ferrucci},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={59 3},
  pages={249-54}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia is associated with reduced physical performance and muscle strength. The aim of the study was to explore whether anemia and hemoglobin levels are associated with differences in quantitative and qualitative measures of muscle and fat. METHODS The study sample consisted of 909 participants 65 years and older enrolled in the "Invecchiare in Chianti" (InCHIANTI) study, a prospective population-based study of older people aimed at identifying risk factors for late-life disability… CONTINUE READING
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